Quickies: Poverty Myths Busted, The Failure of the 12 Steps, and Alien Commuters (not what you think)
On March 26, 1484, William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop’s Fables. I was obsessed with reading these as a kid, and one of my favorites was The Fox and the Stork. Did you have a favorite fable?
- VA Christian school bans 8-year-old girl because her tomboy looks aren’t ‘biblical’ – The real question here is: does the school tolerate students who wear cotton/wool blends? From CriticalDragon1177.
- The Surprising Failures of 12 Steps – “How a pseudoscientific, religious organization birthed the most trusted method of addiction treatment”
- Border Gridlock: ‘Alien Commuters’ Travel Hours to U.S. Farm Jobs – “California’s Imperial Valley and neighboring Yuma County in Arizona provide 90 percent of the winter vegetables consumed in the United States — from lettuce and spinach to broccoli and cauliflower. Only a handful of the harvesters, farmworker advocates say, are hired by means of guest worker visas. The vast majority, like the Cortezes, are so-called ‘alien commuters’ — they have green cards granting residency in the United States, but because they make poverty wages or have undocumented family members, they live in Mexico.” From Michael D.
- 10 Poverty Myths, Busted – “No, single moms aren’t the problem. And neither are absentee dads.”